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  • Hill-Christian to be acting city manager in Portland

    PORTLAND — Deputy City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian awaits only a Wednesday, Sept. 3, City Council vote to be named acting city manager. The vote is scheduled immediately after councilors formally accept the resignation of City Manager Mark Rees, who will step down that day. Hill-Ch...

  • Brunswick pair charged with federal tax-evasion scheme

    BRUNSWICK — A federal grand jury indicted two Brunswick men in their 70s for allegedly conspiring to defraud the U.S. government of hundreds of thousands of dollars. David E. Robinson, 75, and F. William Messier, 70, are charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. ...

  • Preparing for spring

    Sternman Andy Haddock loads lobster traps from his boat onto the dock in South Freeport on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 13. Haddock and lobsterman Rob Scammon will store and dry the traps until the lobstering season gets back into full swing.

  • Removal of Harpswell-Brunswick pipeline begins

    HARPSWELL — Work is underway on the removal of 7.25 miles of fuel pipeline along Route 123, a milestone for a four-year effort to restore land to property owners and eliminate a potential environmental hazard. On Tuesday, about a dozen town officials and advocates for pipeline remova...

  • Bath Planning Board extends talks on business park

    BATH — The Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday to continue discussion again on a final subdivision application for the third phase of the Wing Farm Business Park. Board members expressed a desire to hear more about plans for short-term improvements to the intersection of Co...

  • Preliminary fiscal 2011 budget up 1.2% in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — The draft municipal budget for fiscal 2011 shows a 1.2 percent increase over the current amount, Town Manager Jim Ashe said last week. Preliminary numbers reflect an increase of nearly $200,000 from the current $16.7 million budget to $16.9 next year. Capital re...

  • Petition gatherers hope to overturn Bath turf field bond

    BATH — Residents, including a city councilor, are collecting signatures for a petition to reverse a council vote to borrow money for artificial turf at McMann Field. The City Council voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 to borrow up to $300,000 for the 90,000-foot surface. The bond will be repai...

  • For Falmouth students, it's time to kick some 'bots

    FALMOUTH — While some students may be lying on beaches soaking up the rays during their winter vacation week, or losing sensation in their thumbs playing video games, a group of more than 50 high school students from Falmouth, Gorham and surrounding communities has been hunkered down in the...

  • Freeport manager to propose budget cuts

    FREEPORT — Town Manager Dale Olmstead will present his suggestions to close a $366,000 budget gap at a Town Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Olmstead's first tier of suggestions include emergency dispatch consolidation with Brunswick and reduction of per...

  • Falmouth, Yarmouth may share dispatch

    FALMOUTH — Yarmouth and Falmouth may soon be sharing dispatch services at the Falmouth Police Department. The consolidation would save Falmouth about $60,000 a year while keeping the service local, rather than joining Cumberland County to cut costs, Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poore...